Month: May 1975

Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [Material for discussions in Quebec on “patriation”] to Mr. Gravelle (29 May 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-05-29 By: R.G. Robertson Citation: Memorandum from R.G. Robertson to Mr. Gravelle (29 May 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL May 29th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. GRAVELLE: Material for discussions in Quebec on “patriation” Thank you for the attached material for my discussions with Mr.Bourassa yesterday on “patriation”. I read and digested it pretty thoroughly before the meeting and it was very helpful. You and Mr.Hurley will be getting copies of my notes on the meeting which Mr. Bourassa has asked… Read more Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [Material for discussions in Quebec on “patriation”] to Mr. Gravelle (29 May 1975)

Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [Meeting with Mr. Bourassa on “patriation” of the constitution] to the Prime Minister (29 May 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-05-29 By: R.G. Robertson Citation: Memorandum from R.G. Robertson to the Prime Minister (29 May 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). Mr. Carter Mr.Gravell Mrs.Reed Mr.Hurley May 29th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRIME MINISTER: Meeting with Mr. Bourassa on “patriation” of the constitution I had dinner in Quebec last night with Mr.Bourassa and Julien Chouinard to discuss your proposals about “patriation” of the constitution. Mr. Bourassa arranged the meeting in this way and with only the three of us present since he… Read more Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [Meeting with Mr. Bourassa on “patriation” of the constitution] to the Prime Minister (29 May 1975)

Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [“Patriation” of the constitution: Quebec position] to Mr. Carter (29 May 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-05-29 By: R.G. Robertson Citation: Memorandum from R.G. Robertson to Mr. Carter (29 May 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). Mrs. Reed Mr.Gravelle Mr.Hurley May 29th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. CARTER: “Patriation” of the constitution: Quebec position Attached is a copy of the memorandum for the Prime Minister to which I referred in our telephone conversation this morning. I am sending copies also to Mrs. Reed and Messrs. Gravelle and Hurley and I would appreciate it if all would regard the material… Read more Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [“Patriation” of the constitution: Quebec position] to Mr. Carter (29 May 1975)

Constitutional Guarantees in Relation to “Securite Culturelle”

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“Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa, Quebec

Click here to view the original document (PDF). “Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa -Québec, May 28, 1975 Dinner-meeting at Café d’Europe, 8:00 p.m. – present only Mr. Bourassa, Julien Chouinard and myself. Meeting went on until 11:15 p.m. Presentation I started by outlining the reactions I had had from the Premiers I had visited so far: Mr. Schreyer – would go along with “patriation” + amending formula; Mr. Lougheed – subject to Cabinet, would go with the plan but (a) change in “Western” part of the formula… Read more “Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa, Quebec

Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Effect of Preambular Statements] to Mr. Robertson (28 May 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-05-28 By: Barbara Reed Citation: Memorandum from Barbara Reed to Mr. Robertson (28 May 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). cc: Mr. Carter Mr. Gravelle CONFIDENTIAL May 28th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: Effect of Preambular Statements Preambular statements usually set forth the main purposes or objectives of the document which they introduce. They also often state the facts in response to which the document was drafted. They are therefore referred to by the courts when interpreting ambiguities or dealing with… Read more Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Effect of Preambular Statements] to Mr. Robertson (28 May 1975)

Memorandum from F.A.G. Carter [Meeting with Alberta Officials and others on May 16] to Mr. Haney (26 May 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-05-26 By: F.A.G. Carter Citation: Memorandum from F.A.G. Carter to Mr. Haney (26 May 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL May 26, 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR MR. HANEY Meeting with Alberta Officials and others on May 16 Attached is a copy of a note from Ms. Susan Green dated May 15, which set out the itinerary for the visit which Mr. Robertson and I made to Alberta on May 15-16. In the event, everything worked out the way the schedule indicates, except… Read more Memorandum from F.A.G. Carter [Meeting with Alberta Officials and others on May 16] to Mr. Haney (26 May 1975)

Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Patriation and Bill of Rights Provisions] to Mr. Robertson (26 May 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-05-26 By: Barbara Reed Citation: Memorandum from Barbara Reed to Mr. Robertson (26 May 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). cc: Mr. Carter Mr. Gravelle CONFIDENTIAL May 26th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: Patriation and Bill of Rights Provisions You asked some time ago for comments as to whether a proposal to incorporate the Bill of Rights provisions as they were agreed upon at Victoria into the Constitution (including the language provisions) might help meet Mr. Bourassa’s position with respect to… Read more Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Patriation and Bill of Rights Provisions] to Mr. Robertson (26 May 1975)